The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

Bertie Hyde, 99
Born: Wednesday, August 30, 1916
Died: Saturday, May 28, 2016

Frances Robertson, 80
Born: Saturday, August 17, 1935
Died: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Elliette Wegman, 0
Born: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Died: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

James R. Bailey, 83
Born: Saturday, November 26, 1932
Died: Monday, May 23, 2016

Linda Schwing, 67
Born: Monday, November 08, 1948
Died: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Upcoming Events

Jun 01June Public Tram Tour
Jun 04Weekend Walkabout / June
Jun 05National Fire Heritage Muster
Jun 07Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Jun 07 - Jun 07Summer Plant Identification
Jun 14Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Jun 16 - Jun 16Twilight Tour / June
Jun 19Father's Day
Jun 21Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Jun 21Tuesday Summer Family Nights